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Manute Bol net worth:
$7 Million

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Manute Bol information

Birth date: October 16, 1962
Birth place: Gogrial, Sudan
Death date: June 19, 2010, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Height:7 ft 6 in (2.31 m)
Weight:100 kg
Profession:Basketball player
Education:University of Bridgeport, Cleveland State University
Spouse:Ajok Deng (m. ?–2010)
Children:Bol Bol, Chris Bol, Ayak Bol, Madut Bol, Abuk Bol
Parents:Madut Bol, Okwok Bol

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Manute Bol Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Manute Bol was born on 16 October 1962, in Gogrial, Sudan, and was a professional basketball player and activist, best known to be the tallest player in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA), a title he holds alongside Gheorghe Muresan at 2.31 m. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2010.

How rich was Manute Bol? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $7 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional basketball. He played as a center for two colleges and four NBA teams; he is the only NBA player to have blocked more shots than scored points, but all of his achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Manute Bol Net Worth $7 million

Manute was born into a very tall family with most members reaching an average of 7 feet tall. He started playing basketball at the age of 15, and his long limbs helped him a lot. He was recorded to have the widest arm span in NBA history, however, he was very slender which limited his offense.

In 1972, he tried his hand at soccer but later abandoned the sport due to his height. He switched to playing basketball regularly and would then become part of the Sudanese national team. He was convinced to try and pursue a career in the United States, and nominated for the 1983 NBA draft, being selected by the San Diego Clippers however he was considered ineligible, so he was then invited to play with Cleveland State University. Recruiting Bol caused the school to go on probation for two years, due to providing improper financial assistance. He would then go on to enroll at the University of Bridgeport, playing with the Purple Knights, and the school’s team started to earn popularity, with Manute performing well in his games.

He joined the 1985 NBA Draft and was selected as a second round pick by the Washington Bullets. He would go on to play for 10 seasons in the NBA, the first four with the Bullets. He scored a career high five blocks per game and would set the NBA rookie record of 397 blocks. His net worth started to increase quickly, and he joined the Golden State Warriors for two seasons, then trying his hand at three point shots. Afterwards, Manute joined the Philadelphia 76ers for three seasons, playing 82 games during his first year with them. After this run, he played a few games with the Miami Heat, Washington Bullets, 76ers, and Warriors. During his second stint with the Warriors, his game started to rejuvenate, but his season ended due to injury. Despite this, his time with the teams helped in building his net worth. In 1995, he was released after being signed by the Milwaukee Bucks, but continued to play for several more teams outside the NBA, including in Italy and Qatar before deciding to retire from the sport, partly because of increasing rheumatism.

For his personal life, it is known that Manute was married to Atong and they had six children. Their marriage eventually ended, and he would then marry Ajok whom he would have four children with.

He has two sons who also play basketball. He also donated a lot of his riches to Sudan, and became a brand ambassador for Ethiopian Airlines. In 2010, Bol passed away due to acute kidney failure as well as complications from Stevens-Johnson syndrome. His remains are buried in South Sudan.

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Matthew Kohn's Untitled Sudan Reconciliation Film 2011 Documentary Himself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 2006 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2004 TV Series Himself
The 700 Club 2002 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Boxing 2 2002 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1995 TV Series Himself
Hardcore TV 1994 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1993 TV Series Himself

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1 Inducted into the University of Bridgeport [Connecticut] Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
2 Has now recovered fully from a painful car accident. [December 2005]
3 Is now slowly recovering from injury. [September 2004]
4 (June 30) Seriously injured with two cracked vertebrae in his neck, head and internal injuries, and facial lacerations when the cab in which he was riding hit a guardrail and swerved across both lanes before hitting a rock ledge and rolling over, killing the driver and throwing him from the car.
5 From 1985 to 1993, he was the tallest player in the National Basketball Association.
6 He is survived by his second wife, Ajok of Olathe, Kansas and ten children including four with his second wife. He is also survived by a nephew, Mayom Majok.
7 Only player in NBA history with more lifetime blocked shots (2,086) than points scored (1,599).
8 Blocked 397 shots as a rookie in the 1985-1986 season, which is the second highest single-season total in NBA history. Only rookie ever to lead the NBA in blocked shots for a season. Had two games that season where he blocked 15 shots.
9 Played one year of college basketball at the University of Bridgeport.
10 Attended Cleveland State University despite not having a strong command of written English.
11 Second tallest man ever to play in the NBA, standing a few millimeters shorter than Romanian player Gheorghe Dumitru Muresan.
12 Charged with hitting his daughter, cutting her lip and interfering with a police officer. (13 February 2004)
13 In 2001, he went to Sudan and was held against his will by the ruling Islamic government because of his support of the Dinka-led Christian rebels in that country's long-running civil war; he has given most of his fortune to their cause. He escaped to Egypt, and managed to return to the United States in 2002.
14 First played basketball at age 18 and chipped his teeth on the rim when he first tried to dunk.
15 Son of a Dinka tribal chief. "Manute" means "special blessing."
16 Drafted by the San Diego (now Los Angeles) Clippers in the 5th round of the 1983 NBA Player Draft out of the University of Bridgeport. Re-drafted in the 2nd round of the 1985 Draft by the Washington Bullets (now Wizards). He played for the Bullets, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Warriors and the Miami Heat.

1 [In a 2001 interview] I would have a big farm. Then we have no worries about money. If you have the cows, you have the money.
2 [on his height] My mother was 6 feet 10, my father 6 feet 8, and my sister is 6 feet 8. And my great-grandfather was even taller -- 7 feet 10.

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